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MSNBC
Mar 21, 2012 2:00am PDT
romney moves closer to the presidential nomination with a resounding win in illinois. >>> an ounce of prevention -- new research shows one of the oldest and cheapest drugs could fight cancer. >>> and art historians say a painting long thought to be the work of an anonymous artist is anything but. >>> i'm veronica della cruz, this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> and we begin with a decisive win. mitt romney sailed to victory in the republican presidential primary in illinois last night. with 47% of the vote, romney's double-digit victory over rick santorum further justified his claim to be the presumptive nominee, landing romney the majority of that state's 69 delegates. nbc's tracie potts joins us from washington with the latest. >> good morning. illinois was a proving ground for mitt romney after michigan and ohio. the question was, could he do better than a narrow victory in midwestern state. last night, he did. >> we thank the people of illinois for their vote and for this extraordinary victory. thank you so much. >> illinois, mitt romney's first big victory in the midwest. he out
MSNBC
Mar 7, 2012 2:00am PST
>>> no knockout punch. mitt romney fails to bring clarity to the primary race. >>> cosmic curse? astronomers claim to uncover a celestial clue to the sinking of the "titanic." >>> and serious competition, the world's fastest man takes on the world's most eligible bachelor. i'm lynn berry. those stories and more are straight ahead. this is "first look" on msnbc. we'll begin this morning with a split decision. yesterday on super tuesday, mitt romney pull off a narrow victory in the key delegate rich state of ohio. but lost several other states to rival rick santorum. here's a breakdown. romney was the apparent winner of ohio with 38%. just 1% more than santorum. in virginia, it was a two-man race because santorum and newt gingrich didn't make it on to the ballot. romney the projected winner with 60%. with 72%, romney also won massachusetts. that of course the state where he was governor. romney is the projected winner in vermont with 40%. in the idaho caucuses, romney won a decisive victory with 62%. he also picks up four delegates in wyoming. while ron paul picks up one. meanwhil
MSNBC
Mar 23, 2012 2:00am PDT
today, ahead of saturday's primary. mitt romney is hoping to finally win a victory in the south. nbc's tracie potts joins us live from washington with details. >> reporter: the south has been a challenge for mitt romney, he's a tough time winning over his conservatives. run of his rivals said if he wins the nomination, maybe the party should consider turning its back on its nominee. four more years of president obama is better than mitt romney. >> stay with what we have, instead of taking a risk with what may be the etch-a-sketch candidate for the future. >> reporter: newt gingrich disagrees, if romney is the nominee, all republicans should back him. >> there is no doubt in my mind, that if the choice is governor romney or barack obama, we would have no choice. this guy is a disaster. he's both radical and incompetent. the combination is almost unimaginable. >> reporter: romney's advisers are he's behind santorum by double digits one day before louisiana's primary. but instead of playing catch-up there, on thursday, romfy was courting lawmakers on capitol hill. outside that event, th
MSNBC
Mar 22, 2012 2:00am PDT
. instead of celebrating a solid win in illinois and endorsement, romney's camp is back pedalling after a top aid said his pitch would change once he's the nominee. steve handelsman has details. >> reporter: romney's win impressed. one of jeb bush, popular governor of florida. he said now is the time for republicans to unite behind romney. santorum tried spin. >> all the endorsers, the establishment, you know, who is comfortable with the status quo, go with romney. >> reporter: shifting to maryland. >> i want to get america right, again. >> reporter: one of his top aids said romney plans to erase the conservative focus like you shake an etch a sketch. >> he said turn it over and shake it, then start all over. >> reporter: mocking romney as a fake conservative, which he rushed to deny. >> the issues i'm running on will be the same. i'm running as a conservative republican. >> gingrich joined the attack. >> here is romney's staff. they don't have the decency to wait until they get the nomination to sell us out. >> reporter: i'm steve handelsman, nbc news, washington. >>> city commissioner
MSNBC
Mar 8, 2012 2:00am PST
continues. after mitt romney's super tuesday win, his rivals vow to fight on as the nomination heads to the bible belt. >>> meds for the masses. >>> could diabetes and cholesterol lowering drugs soon be available over the counter? >>> disruptive force, the largest solar storm in five years is sent hurling toward earth. >>> good morning. i'm lynn berry. those stories and more are straight ahead. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> and we're going to begin this morning with a campaign conundrum. gop presidential candidates swing south today where newt gingrich locked in his only super tuesday win in georgia. now some of rick santorum's supporters want gingrich out to consolidate the conservative vote against rival mitt romney. brian mooar is in washington for us. good morning. >> still struggling with conservatives but he has the numbers on his side. >> reporter: as the gop presidential race takes a turn to the south, newt gingrich is on home turf and talking about gas prices, an issue he hopes will kickstart his campaign. >> if you prefer algae, vote for obama. if you prefer drilling a
MSNBC
Mar 20, 2012 2:00am PDT
-runner mitt romney would make it very difficult for his rivals to keep running. nbc's tracie potts joins us with more on that from washington. tracii, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. rick santorum is hoping to do well in illinois, but it's going to be an uphill battle for him. meantime, mitt romney, even though he is the front-runner at this point, is not taking the land of lincoln for granted. >> these pan takes are something else, i'll tell you. >> reporter: mitt romney in his third day campaigning in illinois the land of reagan and obama. >> i'm looking for the nod here in illinois. >> reporter: romney is up nine pointes, santorum is the underdog, ineligible because he filed paperwork too late. on monday, santorum tried to redwrien the key interest in this race. >> don't care about the unemployment rate is. >> i do care about the unemployment rate. it does bother me. i want to get people back to work. >> reporter: then santorum clarified. >> of course i care about the unemployment rate. i want it do go down. but i'm saying my candidacy doesn't hinge on whether it goes up or down
MSNBC
Mar 6, 2012 2:00am PST
high in ohio where the race between mitt romney and rick santorum has been incredibly close. nbc's tracie potts joins us, good morning. >> reporter: lynn, good morning. we're in columbus, where they will certify the primary results. this is the place to be. the place to watch today because no republican has ever been elected president without winning this state. so today's primary is a key proving ground for november. both top candidates, mitt romney and rick santorum, spent their last full day of campaigning in ohio. >> we have been all over the state, from a to z, all right? akron to zainesville. >> reporter: despite a poll showing an unthenthusiastic candidate, romney insists he is winning voters. >> it's gut check time. who wants it the most. what do you say? >> reporter: rick santorum has a two point edge. a virtual tie. he focused on the flip-flop on contraception coverage. >> he will be the weakest candidate we could possibly put forward on the most important issue of today. >> reporter: santorum is also leading polls in tennessee. newt gingrich hopes to win delegates ther
MSNBC
Mar 1, 2012 2:00am PST
a number of delegates. now he says this race is down to two people, him and mitt romney. ron paul and newt gingrich are far behind at this point. speaking of romney, today there's a vote here on capitol hill about the so-called blunt amendment that would exempt employers with religious affiliations for having to pay for contraception and birth control. this has been an issue with the obama administration in recent weeks. romney said wednesday initially that he opposes that amendment but later said he misunderstood the question and that he supports it. this would involve catholic hospitals, schools, charities, requiring them to pay for birth control. now, the senate votes on that amendment today. it is likely not to pass. in fact, some republicans have said it's too broad. veronica? >> tracie potts in washington, thank you. >>> following the announcement by senator owe llympia snow of that she will not run this year, one lawmaker has decide to run. shelly pancree today rachel maddow last night that people are fed up with gridlock in washington and that's why she expects strong support in ma
MSNBC
Mar 15, 2012 2:00am PDT
presidential candidates rick santorum and mitt romney are shifting their focus much farther south looking forward to purt terto rico's primary. >> lynn, this morning rick scrum is campaigning in puerto rico. they have 20 delegates at stake for the primary but will not vote in november. >> rick santorum's back in puerto rico today after telling residents he'll push for state hood if they want it and if they make english the main language on the island. still reeling from surprise victories in alabama and mississippi, santorum insisted he's not pressuring newt gingrich to drop out. >> i didn't ask newt gingrich to get into this race. i'm not going to ask him to get out of the race. >> reporter: puerto rico's delegates will only be winner take all if one of the candidates can get more than half of the votes. that's unlikely. mitt romney is off today. he'll be in puerto rico friday after buying a million dollar's ads. romney and gingrich are fighting for the state's 54 delegates. >> if i'm he a weak front-runner what does that make newt gingrich? i'm glad that i've got about twice as many del
MSNBC
Mar 19, 2012 2:00am PDT
>>> regaining momentum. mitt romney scores a resounding win in puerto rico's republican primary. >>> brink of disaster. newly released surveillance video captures the sheer terror of an ef-4 tornado. >>> and india's iron man. a former mr. universe celebrates a big milestone. good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. those stories and more are straight ahead. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> we begin this morning with an overwhelming win. mitt romney raked in all of puerto rico's 20 delegates on sunday after walking away with more than 50% of the island's republican primary vote and now the spotlight is on tomorrow's race in illinois. nbc's tracie potts joins us from washington with more on all of this. tracie, good morning. >> reporter: hi, lynn. good morning, everyone. now, illinois' primary is going to be a little different than what we've seen so far. it's not winner take all. it's not proportional. they actually have separate votes for the popular vote for the president and for the delegates. and the popular vote does not determine who gets those delegates. illinois is the n
MSNBC
Mar 30, 2012 2:00am PDT
to endorse mitt romney for president today. former president george h.w. bush gave romney his endorsement yesterday. >>> the lawyers for andrea yates, the texas mother who drowned her five children in june 2001, is asking that she be allowed a weekly two-hour pass to go to church. in a 2006 retrial, yates was found not guilty by reason of insanity and committed to a state mental hospital, but her attorney says she is ready to rejoin society and live on her own. >>> canada will stop making pennies this year. this is all in a bid to save some money. the copper-coded coins worth 1 cent actually cost 1.6 cents to produce. >>> and nasa scientists have announced the discovery of a massive super tornado on the surface of the sun five times bigger than planet earth. the storm has winds of 186,000 miles per hour and temperatures of over 3 million degrees fahrenheit. >>> and now, here's your "first look" at how wall street will kick off the day. the dow opens at 13,145 after adding 19 points yesterday. the s&p was down two points. the nasdaq lost nine. taking a look at overseas trading this morning
MSNBC
Mar 29, 2012 2:00am PDT
-profile endorsements. mitt romney has won the support of florida senator marco rubio, a tea party favorite. rubio says it's increasingly clear romney will win the gop nomination and that continuing the primary fight will only hurt the party's effort to defeat president obama. later today, former president george h.w. bush is also expected to give romney his endorsement. >>> if romney wins the gop nomination, how will he fare against president obama in november? last night on the "rachel maddow show," dan rather spoke with him about romney's chances in the fall election and presidential politics in general. >> american presidential elections are generally about where the country is going. what's ahead for the country, not what's behind us. that's what our elections are generally about. and i'd be very surprised if this doesn't follow that pattern. therefore, the candidate who can get the optimistic ground, who says, listen. i'm here to tell you that i'm the best person to carry us into the future. it's the candidate who is going to win. this should be a republican year. one question is whether the repu
MSNBC
Mar 16, 2012 2:00am PDT
a different choice. >> mitt romney, rick santorum, and newt gingrich, these guys have a fundamentally different economic philosophy than we do. >> reporter: a one, two, three punch in his first campaign event. vice president biden told auto workers in ohio republicans would let their bosses and employees go bankrupt. >> if you give any one of these guys the keys to the white house, they will bankrupt the middle class again. >> joe biden is doing what vice presidential candidates often do, which is calling the other side out on issue differences. >> reporter: in maryland president obama focused on energy and promise the from his republican rivalries of cheaper gas. >> may start acting like we've got a p magic wand and we will give you cheap gas forever if you just elect us. they dismiss wind power. they dismiss solar power. they make jokes about biofuels. they were against raising fuel standards. i guess they like gas guzzlers. >> reporter: newt gingrich, who's promised $2.50 gas took aim at the president's claims of more drilling since he's been in office. >> this is utter intellectua
MSNBC
Mar 26, 2012 2:00am PDT
romney's advisor actually compared him to an etch-a-sketch. because of that, etch-a-sketch's sales jumped 15%. that's true. anywhere you can compare romney to john carter? ? a medical marijuana store called linsanity. you get a huge buzz for two weeks and then it quietly fades away. >> tonight, jim worthington on your local nbc stakes. >>> all right, it is time now for your first look at entertainment news. movie go ehers have a huge appetite for the "hunger games." the film taking in a whopping $155 million. the third highest u.s. opening of all tile. time. the highest ever for a nevin sequel. >> it looks like an all-you-can-eat buffet. the only one that opened more is the harry potter, the batman sequel, the dreck knight. elsewhere in entertainment, miley cyrus sparked rumors by sporting what looks to be a huge diamond on her ring finger. a source close tells us that the sparkler is not an engagement ring. she's wearing it on the wrong finger. >>> kim kardashian has decided to press charges against a protester who threw flowers at her. she doesn't feel that the woman should get away wit
MSNBC
Mar 5, 2012 2:00am PST
the biggest prize on tuesday, rick santorum leads mitt romney by two points. msnbc is the place for all your super tuesday results. don't miss a minute of live special coverage beginning with way too early and "morning joe". it will continue late into the night right here on msnbc, the place for politics. all right. elsewhere, president obama beats with israeli prime minister benjamin net enya hue saying if necessary the u.s. would not hesitate to attack iran to keep it from developing a nuclear bomb. the president spoke at apac vowing to defend israel. nbc's brian mooar has the story. >> reporter: speaking to a powerful pro-israel group one day before a critical meeting with israel's prime minister, president obama sent a forceful message on iran. >> iran's leaders should understand i do not have a policy of containment. i have a policy to prevent iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. >>> president obama and israeli prime minister benjamin net enya hue are at odds from keeping iran from developing a nuclear weapon. iran refuses to abandon what it calls a peaceful program. israel says it can
MSNBC
Mar 14, 2012 2:00am PDT
runner. the eh lease media overlight is convinced to relesion the nation. >> romney didn't give a speech last night. romney is focused on missouri. >> we didn't participate as a campaign and i was straw poll or fl n's stop poll. hawaii voted as well. sanorum came in second. >> all right, tracy, thanks. well, newt gingrich again vowed to remain in the race. and he em that sized that he want new delegates. last eighth know, his daughter jack rio argued her father's record in congress is beter than rick zx antorum. he told lawrence the former speaker his been making the strongest case. >> if you look at what's happening, we look at the secretary that said gosh, i made a mistake. the only candidate that we have as repub le cans that is driving the conversation the way we want is my father. he is not goirng to drop out. hoe is here as a citizen to do what's best for his country. he was the third wrenching highest senator. he lost very badly. and during that time, they left our government $1.7 trillion in debt. there's a big contrast between the records of these children and if american people
MSNBC
Mar 27, 2012 2:00am PDT
of this crowd like mitt romney being against planned parenthood, wants to defun planned parenthood, want to end title x, title x that helps many poor women get basic health care let alone birth control. they sort of have gone off the rails. the biggest thing is and i know you talked about it a lot is the blunt amendment. that was an amendment that passed with every single republican in the senate, 45 of the voting for it except for olympia snowe who is fleeing and essentially allowed employers to get rid of all health care for women and for men, in that matter. good-bye to mammograms, cont contracepti contraception, pap smears whatever it is. >> you won't want to miss out on rachel maddow's unique take on politics weeking nights at 9:00 eastern on msnbc the place for politics. later this morning you won't want to miss rachel on the "today" show talking about her new book which is out in stores today. we'll talk more about her book later. >>> as faern of trparents of trn and supporters call for an investigation into the shooting. jay gray has more. >> reporter: a month after he was shot and kill
MSNBC
Mar 9, 2012 2:00am PST
the party's base. mitt romney's leading the latest alabama poll and just got an endorsement from mississippi's governor. asked why governor bryant said, because romney can win. lynn? >> tracie pots in washington, thanks. >>> the senate hasrejected a republican attempt to speed the approval of a pipeline from canada to texas. the vote to attach it to a must pass transportation bill fell just short of the 60 votes required needed to advance. president obama personally called and lobbied senators asking them to oppose it. earlier this year, the president put off the pipeline proposal which would ship oil from canada down to the gulf coast pending further environmental review. >>> yesterday in the house, members of congress debated a new republican proposal that would restrict abortion rights for women. last night on "the ed show" illinois democrat expressed surprise to host ed schultz that republicans continue to push bills that are clearly unpopular with women across the political spectrum. >> happy international women's day. the republicans are celebrating by doubling down on their war on wom
MSNBC
Mar 2, 2012 2:00am PST
into their car. this is pretty weird. a company in connecticut is selling a mitt romney action figure. yeah. it well actually bend to whatever position you want just like the real mitt romney. isn't that amazing? [ applause ] listen to this, to celebrate leap day, disneyland stayed open for 24 hours straight yesterday. yeah. so if you're someone who likes to hang out at disneyland at 3:00 a.m., i'm chris hanson from "dateline nbc." [ applause ] come on over. have some cookies. what did you think was going to happen over there? >>> and tonight jimmy welcomes the legendary bruce springsteen and the e street band for the hour. that is "late night with jimmy fallons" week nights at 11:35 on your local nbc station. >>> time for your first look at entertainment news. >>> as for a race this weekend at the box office, well, you can forget about it. instead the experts say we can expect a coronation. the 3d animated favorite "the lorax" staring the voice of danny devito is a dr. seuss story published in 1971. it is a lock to be crowned box office king with most experts predicting a take of at least
MSNBC
Mar 12, 2012 2:00am PDT
? a live report from the ground. >>> back here at home, mitt romney, rick santorum and newt gingrich duke it out in the south with polls showing a couple of air-tight race there's, after santorum routed romney in kansas over the weekend. the question accompany and gingrich have been debating on the trail, which candidate likes grits more. and vanderbilt hangs on to beat kentucky for the school's first sec tournament title since harry truman was president. this as the commodores
MSNBC
Mar 13, 2012 2:00am PDT
and mississippi with newt gingrich leading many of those polls, but mitt romney within striking distance. and all the candidates trying their best to appeal to southern voters. >> looking forward to going hunting with you sometime. >> i peel relatively at home here. in fact this morning when i had grits, it was a very normal thing to do. >> reporter: but southern voters say today's primaries are about more than just grits and gravy. >> when they talk about grits, they're talking up to us. >> i don't think nip is going to vote because they actually are hunters or they like cheese grits or they -- i don't think that really matters to most voters in the south. >> we need someone not to just say, you know, i came down here, i ate grits, i know what you need. >> reporter: like cheaper gas, gingrich and santorum both talked about gas prices monday. >> if we developed our energy xals h. capacity to the the degree we could, that would bring down the price of gasoline. >> reporter: while santorum's conservative message plays well in the south, heed a mitts it's been tough. >> we're sucking hard on that sw
MSNBC
Mar 28, 2012 2:00am PDT
a viable candidate, gingrich has hinged his entire strategy on mitt romney being incapable of securing the number of delegates needed to win the nomination, resulting in a so-called hung convention. >>> syria has accepted a u.n.-sponsored peace plan, according to international envoy kofi annan, but the u.s. is skeptical about president bashar al assad's sincerity. assad was seen on state tv touring the streets of the devastated city of homs. >>> a wildfire in colorado killed an elderly couple and burned more than 20 buildings southwest of denver. 900 homes have been evacuated and more than 700 firefighters are battling the flames. >>> and look at this little guy. a puppy small enough to fit on an iphone could set the world record for tiniest dog. the puppy weighed only 1 ounce when she was born. she was named beyonce because they say she's a survivor, and adorable. >>> now with a "first look" at wall street starting the day. the down opened at 13,197 after losing 13 points yesterday. the s&p last three points and the fwhaz down two. looking at overseas trading, in tokyo, nikkei dipped
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